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February 2015 Visa Bulletin: Progress in Employment-Based Categories

The February 2015 Visa Bulletin is published. A few categories made big progress as follows:


India: 6.5 months (01SEP05)


All other/Mexico/Philippines: 7 months (01JAN14)

China: 6 months (01SEP11)

Other Workers

All other/Mexico/Philippines: 7 months (01JAN14)

Check your Priority Date, and if it will be current, start preparing for I-485 application or NVC processing!

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Why is it a good idea to file for your immediate family even if you are still an LPR?

It is widely known that a spouse and child (under 21 & unmarried) of a U.S. citizen can get a green card fairly soon. This is because there is no quota on the number of green cards can be issued to those applicants, which means they don’t have so-called “waiting time.” They only have to wait as long as the adjudication process takes (typically half year if applying in the U.S., and 9 months if applying from abroad). Continue reading